February 1, 2002 – Social Justice and Reconciliation: A Film Screening
Friday, February 1 | Oakes Room 105 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
This event will feature a screening of the documentary Long Day’s Journey into Night. Awarded the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary (2000), the film centers on the work of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), set up by the post-apartheid, democratic government to consider amnesty for perpetrators of crimes committed under apartheid’s reign. The film includes interviews with policemen, journalists, victims, rebels, and members of the commission members, as well as newsreel footage and footage of meetings between perpetrators’ and victims’ families. It provides an intimate portrayal of South Africa’ s attempt to heal the wounds of forty years of apartheid. Filmmakers Frances Reid and Deborah Hoffman will be available for a question and answer period after the film.
This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Cultural Studies and the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community.